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Each year, lives in South Florida are permanently changed because of car accidents. While most people don’t realize it, driving is one of the most dangerous things you do and the longer you drive the greater your risk of being in a serious crash, even if you’re a good driver.

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If you’re in a car accident, there are some things you need to know. These simple facts can mean the difference between you getting the fair compensation you need to pay for lost income, medical bills, and property damage and not getting the financial recovery you need.

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Florida has many miles of coastline as well as rivers and lakes. While this adds to the natural beauty of Hollywood, Miami Beach, and surrounding areas, it can also pose an added risk to drivers. If you’re in a car accident and find your car in the water and sinking, you will need to act fast to stay safe.

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Emergencies can happen at any time. In addition to being stuck after a serious car accident in Hollywood or any South Florida community, your car could break down in a remote location or a bad storm could trap you in your car for a prolonged time. Being ready gives you the best chances of getting out of the situation safely.

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Car accidents in North Miami and across South Florida can lead to many kinds of injuries, including back injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and more. One of the most emotionally difficult injuries to sustain can be scarring and disfigurement.

While it can be dismissed by insurance companies as largely “cosmetic,” scarring can have a profound impact on a car crash survivor’s life and it’s important that we take this injury seriously.

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In Coconut Creek, car accidents claim lives and cause injuries each year. However, car manufacturers and the auto industry are always working on developing new safety systems to reduce the risk of injury. Despite this, some of the systems which help prevent head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries are systems which have been around for years.

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In Coral Gables and across South Florida, parents and caretakers routinely take children to doctor’s appointments, school, after-school events, and on trips. Many drivers don’t consider that being a passenger is one of the riskiest moments of a child’s life, with car collisions being a leading cause of childhood injury in Coral Gables and Florida.

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Unfortunately, child passengers are especially vulnerable in car collisions. Their smaller size can mean they are risk of serious injury and cars are created for adult passengers, so children can sustain serious injuries if they don’t have child-appropriate safety seats. A serious injury can also impact a child’s entire life and even affect future career and personal opportunities, so the losses of child injuries can be very high.

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Holidays mean more traffic, more alcohol served, and unfortunately, a greater risk of traffic collisions in in some cases. Traffic crashes at this time of year can happen due to distraction, fatigue, mechanical defects, and other issues.

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There are ways to prevent injury this holiday:

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Most car collisions in Miami are complex and frightening, especially if you have been seriously injured. These crashes can become more frightening and more complex if a criminal element is involved. There are several ways criminal activity could lead to a collision and serious injuries:

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If you’re in a side-swipe or rear-end collision in Miami, you may sustain what are known as short-term injuries. These are injuries which may last for a short period of time and you are expected to fully recover. Your insurance company may call your injuries short-term or mild injuries if you have sustained a fracture, contusions, soft tissue injuries.

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The trouble with short-term injuries is that they can still be debilitating and can end up lasting longer than expected. A bone fracture, for example, may take longer to heal that expected or an open wound may get infected, delaying a patient’s return to work.

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Being in a Homestead T-bone collision or head-on crash is already devastating. Any collision can be frightening, but the trauma can be even more intense if you are misdiagnosed after your car collision.

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Misdiagnosis after a car crash can lead to complications and can prevent you from getting treatment in a timely fashion, which can lead to permanent injury in some cases. For example, if you have a head injury and this is missed in an ER, you could be sent home only to suffer life-altering brain injury symptoms because you did not get help in time.

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